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Jun 22 2012

Jeddah’s Hajj Terminal – a thing of beauty

Travel guide producer Frommer’s has ranked Jeddah-King Abduaziz International Airport’s Hajj Terminal as one of the world’s top 10 most beautiful terminals. Frommer’s – which notes that it becomes one of the world’s busiest terminals during the Hajj pigrimage when millions of pilgrims make their way to the Muslim holy city of Mecca – was …

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Dec 26 2011

Al-Haramain Train enters final phase

JEDDAH —The final phase of the multibillion riyal Al-Haramain Train Project will be signed soon. This will see the purchase of 35 trains with 13 carriages, traffic signs and railway tracks, which will be installed by a Saudi-Spanish consortium. This phase will reportedly cost just over SR30 billion. It will include the consortium carrying out …

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Aug 03 2011

Watch for signals at the gates, visitors to Grand Mosque told

JEDDAH: A top Grand Mosque official has appealed to pilgrims and visitors to the mosque to check the signals at the gates before they enter. “Green lights mean there are empty places inside the mosque while red lights signify that all spaces have been occupied,” Talal Al-Thaqfi, the director in charge of the mosque’s gates, …

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Jul 26 2011

Umrah companies warned against inferior services

Pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (Reuters)

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Haj has asked all companies and establishments providing Umrah services to extend excellent services to the guests of God and follow up their affairs round the clock. In a circular, it asked all Umrah service-providing companies to collect correct data on pilgrims, including their flight number and means of transport to …

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Jul 20 2011

Tired officials, language barrier, impatience ‘land’ Umrah pilgrims in chaos

JEDDAH: As Ramadan is around the corner, Umrah pilgrims in large numbers are arriving in the Kingdom. Although local authorities strive to ease their holy mission, many of the pilgrims face issues like poor hotel accommodation, language barriers, sickness — to name a few. However, an issue that almost all pilgrims can relate to irrespective …

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